Girlstart After School reaches more than 2,000 4th-5th grade girls with free STEM education programs every week throughout the school year at our partner schools.
Girlstart is currently reaching 19 districts in Central Texas, Bryan/College Station, Houston, North Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Waco. And we aim to grow further! Girlstart is scaling up Girlstart After School to reach more girls. We encourage you to join the Girlstart movement as a STEM Champion; we’ll keep you updated on our #growgirlstart progress, and find out how you may be able to connect us to resources that can help grow Girlstart in your community.
Research shows that Girlstart After School participants consistently and dramatically out-perform their peers on standardized math and science tests. Girlstart girls also, post-program participation, enroll in advanced math and science courses at a significantly higher rate than their non-participant peers, and the number of advanced courses increases over time, in contrast to non-participants, whose engagement in advanced math and science courses decreases over time. Download the full report HERE. A summary of the report is available here.